Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Englewood CO
The severe cold integrated with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Normally, issues like this can be resolved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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